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Everything We Know About Star Wars Episode 8 So Far

The Force Aw8ens<p>[brightcove video='4756289673001']<p>Unless you've been marooned on a rocky island somewhere, you'll know the excitement over <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> was hotter that Tatooine at double-sun midday. But now that we've experienced Rey and Finn's first adventure - and have so many, …

Star Wars

What made the stars disappear and the sky turn electric blue?

A curious thing happened at 3:16am on March 17. The stars briefly disappeared and the sky turned an electric blue.<p>The culprit was a very bright green meteor, or bolide. The colour green in a meteor trail typically indicates the presence of magnesium or nickel. Despite the obvious H.G.Wells link …

Google engineers say renewable energy won’t solve climate change

Can climate change be solved with technologies like wind and solar energy?<p>No, it can’t, according to a new report by two Google engineers, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.<p>The two engineers worked on an ambitious renewable energy project at Google called “RE<C” – …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Cosmic Web, Martian Vistas, and Earth From Above

A volcano awakens, scientists spin a massive cosmic web, and NASA's Mars rover continues to climb Mount Sharp.

How Iron Man's Arc Reactor (Probably) Works

Since the <i>Iron Man</i> arc reactor is a fictitious device, and it has no <i>official</i> scientific explanation in the Iron Man canon that I'm aware of, we might …

Inside The American Natural History Museum’s Plan To Double Down On Exploration

The globe might already be mapped. But in the midst of an extinction crisis, there’s still untold wildlife to discover. Can scientists catalog life on Earth before it’s too late?<p>The American Museum of Natural History that I and a large group of other explorers call home was established in a …

Natural History Museum

Why We Yawn

The human body exhibits many unusual behaviors, and foremost among them might be the yawn. An involuntary reflex that serves no clear purpose, …